Year 5

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

Parents’ Evenings

Parent meetings will be held on 20th and 21st March. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress please use the form below. Please make one booking per pupil only. Parents who require two appointments should contact the school secretary. Duplicate appointments will be deleted.


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Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni,

Welcome to Year 5. Croeso i Blwyddyn 5.
Our aim in Year 5 is to develop independence – it is important that children take a lead of their own learning as this develops progress and target awareness. In Year 5 we build on what has been previously taught and develop Literacy, Numeracy and Digital skills across the curriculum.

We are embarking on an exciting year as our curriculum is changing. The new curriculum will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It will build their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. As the world changes, they will be more able to adapt positively.

They will also get a deep understanding of how to thrive in an increasingly digital world. A new digital competence framework is now introducing digital skills across the curriculum, preparing them for the opportunities and risks that an online world presents.

Our topics for this year are:
Celts and Romans – History (Autumn)
Africa – Geography (Spring)
Thrills and Spills – Science (Summer)

PE Days

Thursday – Outdoor Session.
Please ensure pupils wear their uniform to school and change into their PE kit in school as this is also a skill.
Year 5 will also have a swimming session to start in September – Every Tuesday for 8 weeks.


Tuesday – Spelling (new spelling words to be given, test the following week)
Friday – Maths homework (will build on what has been taught during the week – active learn games)
Mental Maths Homework Books.
Times table recall – TT Rock stars


  • Children are taught about their Welsh heritage
  • Children are taught incidental Welsh (commands in Welsh in every lesson)
  • Emphasis on developing knowledge of the Welsh language as we work towards achieving our Siarter Iaith Bronze Award

How can you help?

  • The best help is interest taken in learning and progress.
  • Supporting homework.
  • Good communication between the school and home.
  • Getting a good sleep on a school night!

Other information

  • Parent Evenings – One in autumn term and one in spring term.
  • Keep up to date on school blog at
  • Sign up to Parent Mail

and finally…

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please pop in before of after school. We hope your child enjoys their year in Year 5.

Weekly Timetable

What's been happening in Year 5?
  • Sports Relief a Real Hit

    Sports relief this morning was a hit. Ozzie Osprey also got stuck in with the sports this morning. The teachers highlight of the day however was winning 4-1 to the pupils… not that we were extremely competative at all!

  • Awesome Athletes

    Congratulations to our athletics team who competed at the indoor event on Friday evening at the indoor track, Ashleigh Road. The competition was high but our pupils stepped up to the mark, we are proud of you all.

  • 🌟 of the week

    Llongyfarchiadau to our Stars this week.

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus KS2

    We enjoyed our St David’s Day celebrations. Pupils looked smart and proud in their sea of red.

  • 6 Nations!

    We are having a 6 Nations themed week in Year 5 to celebrate the start of the tournament and Wales’ brilliant win against Scotland! The children were lucky enough to try on Leigh Halfpenny’s scrum cap from the amazing 30-13 victory against England in 2013 and see his t-shirt from the 2012 Grand Slam winning […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week

  • Genius Gymnasts

    Year 5 and 6 have been busy developing their balance and team work skills. They were set the challenge to recreate the balance included on the task sheet. Pupils worked extremely well, not only with their gymnastic skills but also their communicative skills. Each group also developed their digital skills by photographing the balance. Next […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Ser yr wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Ser Yr Wythnos.

    Llongyfarchiadau i’n ser yr wythnos yma. Congratulations to our stars this week.

  • A sky full of stars this week

    This week pupils have achieved an outstanding amount. Pupils also voted for their house team representatives. Congratulations to all who stood for election.

  • Stars of the week

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week

  • Bronze Sports Ambassador Training.

    Today our two Year 5 pupils will receive training for their important role as sports ambassadors. They will be trained in writing an action plan, leading warm up games and will be given advice and guidance on how to promote Pontlliw to be an even healthier school.

  • Stars of the week

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Wearing Spots, Raising Lots.

    Pontlliw School have had a fantastic morning celebrating Children in Need. Pupils and staff were a wonderful sight to see in our achievers assembly. The children are now looking forward to the toast and cake sell. Thank you all for your donations.

  • Daily Mile is a hit!

    Pupils have been taking part in the daily mile for almost two weeks and teachers have reported that it has been a success. Pupils are completing the mile quicker and their concentration skills have improved. We decided to implement the mile at 2pm as the afternoon sessions were long and pupils concentration was proving a […]

  • The B Word

    Today the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching a production about bullying, called ‘The B Word’. The children watched attentively and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The show was very informative, and covered lots of issues including cyber bullying. The children were also taught about what bullying means, and when they term ‘bullying’ should be used.

  • Star of the week

    Congratulations to our stars this week 22/09/2017

  • Stars of the week

    Congratulations to our first stars of 2017 – 2018. Llongyfarchiadau i Ser yer wythnos.

  • Year 5 Blwyddyn 5

    The children are extremely enthusiastic having come back from their summer holidays and are looking forward the topics and activities that we have planned for the year!

  • September INSET Days

    Just a reminder that there are 2 INSET days at the beginning of the Autumn Term – September 4th & 5th.  We look forward to seeing the children on Wednesday 6th September.

  • Celebration Summer Dance

    Today is filled with love, fun and laughter as we reflect on the past year.

  • Stars of the Year

    Today we had our final star of the week. The whole school received the peer supporter certificate for being kind and caring friends on the yard, the sports award for supporting each other in every sporting event and each class had star of the week for being AWESOME. We have had a fantastic year fill […]

  • Tremendous Triathletes.

    Today 28 Junior pupils took on the challenge to swim, bike and run in the name of Swansea Tri. The children were extremely excited but a little nervous. All pushed themselves to achieve the best race ever. The event was held at Penlan Sports Centre. We were so proud of each and every one of […]

  • Race For Life

    Congratulations to our school for supporting such an amazing cause. Our grand total raised for cancer research is £2,300. Your support is outstanding! Thank you for supporting our yearly event and making it a continuous success. (Photo taken from Tuesdays evening post)